|High anxiety: How I use mental exercises to ease my fear of flying
||In the last five years, I’ve become quite anxious during flights – especially when turbulence hits. And while my wife Cassie never feared turbulence before, she has recently “caught” my anxiety, for which I feel inherently guilty. Now, we’re as bad as each other, and that can make for some terrible flight experiences. A recent [...]
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|One of the largest genetics studies ever finds gene associated with thinking skills
||An international team of researchers, including investigators from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), has identified a gene that underlies healthy information processing — a first step on a complicated road to understand cognitive aging and age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published online and expected to come out this fall in [...]
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|Breaking free of the Narcissist
||You would think, after reading all of my other blogs, that I would be the last person in the world to let a narcissist into my adult life. You would … ...
|Alzheimer’s may affect the brain differently in African-Americans than European-Americans
||Alzheimer’s disease may cause different changes in the brain, or pathologies, in African-Americans than in white Americans of European descent, according to a study published in the July 15, 2015, online issue of the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Because some studies suggest that Alzheimer’s disease is more common among older African-Americans [...]
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|Could early infant screening and intervention help prevent autism?
||Among the many available therapies and early interventions for children with autism, only a few are backed up with solid scientific evidence. But here’s some good news: recently, the quality of autism early intervention research has improved significantly. A number of randomised controlled trials – the gold standard scientific method for testing whether a treatment [...]
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|The New Compounds That Could Treat Depression in 24-Hours
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|How to Avoid Taking Things Personally
||I was sitting alone in the middle of a restaurant when I realized I had a huge stain the shape of Idaho across the front of my blouse. I felt self-conscious. Like everyone was looking at me and my expansive stain. The negative feelings intensified … ...
|What to Expect from Caliper Test
||If you applied for a position and were requested to take Caliper test, this article will help you understand what it's all about and how to increase your chances for success.
|The Four Kinds of Boundaries & How to Build Them
||What can protect you from toxic people, keep painful memories in their place, keep you safe and strong, and help you manage your feelings? Boundaries. Truly, boundaries are amazing. And … ...
|Self-Care Sunday: Setting an Intention for Your Day
||At the beginning of every yoga class we’re encouraged to set an intention for our practice. I’ve picked intentions such as self-compassion and fun. They’re simple but powerful to me. Because … ...
|On Setting Boundaries
||“No” is a complete sentence.” Anne Lamott When I was working at an in-patient recovery center as a therapist, we would discuss boundaries in group. Many of the men in my group were between the ages of 18-30 and had issues relative to their addictive … ...
|Courage part III (III of V)
||Courage part III So last plan of action was this….just observe. Do not do anything differently but observe how many times you say “I’m fine” when you are not, when … ...
|Research Updates: Depression
||Has Research Found a Reliable Depression Biomarker in Boys? A major obstacle in the prevention of depression is the lack of a predictive biomarker in individuals who later develop the disorder. British researchers have shown that the combination of a physiological biomarker—salivary cortisol—and the presence of depressive symptoms might be used to … ...
|How to Train Your Brain for Blissful Happiness
||Here’s a challenge for you… That’s right, we now know the favorable formula for this sought after state of bliss. According to the Mayo Clinic, happiness is out there for everyone — once they adopt the “my glass is half full” mentality. Can negative people … ...
|Reviewing the Evidence for Mental Illness Being Epigenetic
||The basic claim of the imprinted brain theory that gene expression is critical in neuro-development is vindicated by a new review of the data.
|| Prepare for Discharge One very important mission for the person in recovery is to take things one step at a time. We want to prevent … ...
|Birth order doesn't influence personality
||Researchers have found that the birth order
among siblings doesn't matter when it comes
to personality, and only very little when
it comes to intelligence.
|Why You Need Friends
||When I met my therapist, I didn’t really have any friends here. Sad, I know. Drop me down in Austin and I have a ton of people to call to … ...
|How to Stop Sabotaging Your Business Success
||As a business owner, you’ve chosen to carve your own path and be the one responsible for your success. But do you ever wish that sometimes you could just get out of your own way? What you might not realize is that specific, unconscious behaviors … ...
|New study strengthens link between traumatic brain injury and crime
||Can traumatic brain injury (TBI) lead to criminal behavior? After light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested for a hit-and-run incident in New Mexico, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan speculated that brain damage from his mixed martial arts career could have contributed to his decision to allegedly flee the scene of the crime. “If the [...]
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